Self Life Coach Series #4
Your priorities are the things you chose as most important in your life. You chose your priorities even if you don’t chose priorities because that is a choice too, lol.
Jar of rocks
Have you heard the story of the professor that put rocks in a jar and asked his class, “Is this jar full?”
And the students replied “yes.”
Then he added pebbles and they poured in around the rocks and filled it even more. He again asked, “Is this jar full?”
And they replied “Yes,” it was.
Then he added sand and it poured around the pebbles and the big rocks and the sand seeped into the nooks and crannies of the jar. Again he asked, “Is this jar full?”
Again the students answered, “Yes.”
Then the professor poured in a whole picture of water and it ran down in between the grains of sands, pebbles and rocks and filled every last bit of the jar. He then declared the jar was now full.
Our life is like this. We need to decide what our big rocks are and put them in our life first. See, if you put the water, sand and pebbles in first, the big rocks have no room. So what are your big rocks? What are your highest priorities?
Examples of priorities
Mine are my faith, my marriage to Bill, my children, my friends & relationships and my home. What are yours? Try to come up with your own but feel free to use the suggestions here as well. Write down between three and five priorities on page 9 in your workbook in order. There are a few suggestions below and in your workbook but these should be things you know in your heart.
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